01  November 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Two new car rental companies have opened offices at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Skypark Plaza, giving customers a greater choice of vehicles and prices. Fast Rent a Car and Avis UAE join the five car rental operators already based at the Plaza, and will offer customized rental solutions at competitive rates.

Daniel Cappell, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is delighted to welcome these new providers to Skypark Plaza, which is fast becoming Abu Dhabi’s hub for car rental service. Consumer demand for choice, convenience and quality has never been higher, so we are constantly on the lookout for new partnerships that help us deliver on our commitment to providing a world-class travel experience.”

Abu Dhabi Airports will continue to unveil new concepts and partnerships, which strengthen the retail offering at Skypark Plaza as growth in the surrounding area is driven by the expanding commercial districts, as well as the development of new residential communities.

Commenting on the opening of the branch, Ahmed Abood Al Boasy, Group CEO, Fast Rent a Car said: “Our ability to forecast an increase in demand and thereby capitalize on the opportunity, has proven to be the strength of our organization. Abu Dhabi International Airport and the residential areas around it are very busy, so we will see not only tourist driven traffic but local visitors too. We have a variety of vehicles in our fleet so there is something that will appeal to everyone looking for hassle-free car rental. ”

Oliver Woodmansee, General Manager, Avis UAE, commented: “We are extremely delighted to announce this new partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a rapidly growing hub for the UAE and Avis is delighted to be part of this success. It is critical for our customers that they receive the service they expect from an internationally recognized brand such as Avis. Being located right at the heart of the airport is a key part in ensuring the whole customer experience lives up to our premium brand promise. Our customers can now expect total convenience and fully benefit from the great location.”

About Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 40 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed